The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. The costumes and unit set may be quite simple—it's the story and relationships that make the show—or they may be as colorful and elaborate as you wish. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.
By Kristen Chapman | firstname.lastname@example.org Published 02/29 2016 10:38AM Tyler, TX (FOX51)
Justin Purser, the Director of the upcoming performance, 'Charlotte's Web' at the Tyler Civic Theater, shares what to expect on the big day.
For many people, the story, “Charlotte’s Web,” is as much a staple of our childhoods as was “The Wizard of Oz.” Whether it’s the classic book by author E.B. White, the 1973 animated film, or the 2006 live action version, many a child and adult have been affected by this story in one way or another. Now, Tyler Civic Theatre is giving East Texans the opportunity to experience this classic as they tackle Joseph Robinette’s play about “some pig” named Wilbur and his stage adaptation of this iconic tale. .... (Click title to read the full review by By John Baggett )
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